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The SECURE Act 2.0 Makes Major Changes to Retirement Plan Law

March 14, 2023

In late December of 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (the “Act”), which was part of the larger Securing a Strong Retirement Act, became law. Approximately ninety provisions in the Act affect qualified retirement plans. The Act has been commonly referred to as the SECURE Act 2.0 because it is intended to augment previous changes in the 2019 SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act. A few of the highlights of note to employers are as follows:

2023 Employment Law Hot Topics

February 14, 2023

In case you missed our latest employment law webinar, here is a recap of the legislative updates and hot topics employers need to keep an eye on this year.

What do the PUMP Act and PWFA mean for employers?

February 08, 2023

Congress recently passed two pregnancy-related acts, the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers (PUMP) Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). While some of the Acts' provisions overlap with requirements of other federal and state laws already in place, both Acts require nuances that place additional obligations on employers. Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt-Sorenson outlines the details of the two Acts, highlighting what employers need to consider to ensure they comply with each.

Compliance Checklist for Employers with Out-of-State Remote Employees

January 19, 2023

During a recent employment law webinar, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Tyler Gilliam discussed considerations for employers who employ out-of-state remote workers. To help employers ensure that they are compliant with various states’ business, tax, and employment law regimes, Chris and Tyler prepared the following out-of-state employee compliance checklist.

Federal Trade Commission Proposes Banning Non-Competes

January 06, 2023

On Thursday, January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a rule that would bar all U.S. employers from enforcing and imposing non-compete agreements on workers. The proposed rule – if ever finalized – would have significant legal and business ramifications on the U.S. labor economy.

2022 in Review: The 5 Most Popular Employment Law Topics We Covered This Year

December 28, 2022

As 2022 is coming to a close, we’ve rounded up the top five most popular topics from our employment law blog over the past year. Take a look back with us!

Newly Proposed Independent Contractor Test under FLSA; Extended Comment Period

November 07, 2022

The Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the public comment period on its newly proposed test to determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). If adopted, the proposed rule would rescind a prior rule published on January 7, 2021 (2021 IC Rule). Importantly, the new test would only apply to classifying workers under the FLSA. Different tests apply for determining employee status under, for instance, the Internal Revenue Code, Title VII and state employment laws.
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